X-RAY CE Announces The Release Of “Spine Imaging, 3rd Edition” Continuing Education Course For Imaging Professionals


X-RAY CE is proud to release Spine Imaging, 3rd Edition, a continuing education course for imaging professionals. Offering 12 Category A+ credits that are ASRT approved, this course discusses 200 case studies to challenge the imaging professional’s knowledge on a full range of topics in spine imaging. Each case includes images, supporting literature references, and a commentary to help gain a better understanding of how the correct diagnosis was reached. Emphasis on pathological conditions and clinical features are discussed as well.

Spine Imaging, 3rd Edition is available as a traditional home study course and as an E-Course for $94.95 and includes book or ebook, posttest and online testing using X-RAY CE’s online testing center.

X-RAY CE has been assisting imaging professionals with their continuing education needs since 2001 and has one of the largest selections of course modalities for the x-ray industry.

Learn more at: xrayce.com

XRAY CE Releases New Course: Gastrointestinal Imaging

This new continuing education course for imaging professionals discusses over 200 gastrointestinal cases and is avaialble in traditional textbook or online e-course. Gastrointestinal Imaging by X-RAY CE grants 15 category A+ credits and is ASRT approved. X-RAY CE offers one of the largest selections of continuing education courses for x-ray professionals. Learn more by visiting X-RAY CE.

Global Diagnostic Imaging Market to Hit $26.6 Billion by 2016

The global diagnostic imaging market is estimated to grow from $20.7 billion in 2010 to $26.6 billion by 2016, according to the market research firm MarketsandMarkets.

The overall compound annual growth rate of the diagnostic imaging markets is expected to be 4.2 percent from 2011 to 2016, though that rate jumps to 8 percent in emerging nations such asIndia and China, according to the report summary. Asia-Pacific is expected to pass Europe as the second largest market behind the U.S.

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Noninvasive Imaging May See Risky Coronary Plaque Early On

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland find that a noninvasive imaging technique using positron emission tomography (PET) and CT images with (18)F-sodium fluoride and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose may be able to detect coronary atherosclerotic plaques.

If the results of their continued research are confirmed, this technique has the potential to change the way coronary artery disease is treated.

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X-RAY CE E-Courses and Online Testing Helps Expedite CE Credits For Imaging Professionals

Medical imaging professionals turn to X-Ray CE’s E-Courses when they are in a hurry to receive their CE credits. The E-Courses can be done completely online without having to wait for a textbook in the mail, and include online reading material, online testing, and instant certificate issuance.

X-Ray CE currently offers 29 E-Courses in a variety of imaging modalities. Imaging professionals that already have textbook, and just need to purchase a test can simply select the “Download Test” option.

Browse the selection of E-Courses at: http://xrayce.com/ecourses.html

MR Imaging Before US-Guided Targeted Biopsy Improves Detection Of Prostate Cancer

According to a study published in the August issue of Radiology, a Multiparametic MR imaging before a transrectal ultrasound (US)-guided targeted biopsy (TB) improves detection of prostate cancer over the standard extended systematic biopsy (SB).

TB detected 15 percent more significant cancers than SB, with those cancers going undetected had the patient not undergone prebiopsy MR imaging and TB, says Philippe Puech, MD, PhD and colleagues of the University of Lille in France.

Results showed the positivity rate for prostate cancer was 59 percent for SB and 69 percent for TB.

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Low Risk Ankle Rule Can Reduce Radiography on Children

According to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, radiography on children having ankle injuries can be reduced by as much as 60% when the Low Risk Ankle Rule is used.

Radiography can reveal just 12% of fractures among children. With the help of the use of the rule, researchers found that unnecessary radiation can be reduced on these children.

Here is a resource on the Ottawa ankle rules.

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X-RAY CE Releases Bones and Joints in Radiography 6th Edition


The new edition of Bones and Joints in Radiology is now available! Currently provided in home-study format, this course includes the book, posttest, and online testing.  This 6th edition of Bones and Joints in Radiography by X-RAY CE grants 7 category A credits and is ASRT approved. Learn more by visiting X-RAY CE.

USPSTF: Screen High-Risk Smokers For Lung Cancer

An annual low-dose CT lung cancer screen got the approval from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for adults ages 55 through 79 that have a 30-year history of smoking or who have quit in the past 15 years. Other screening modalities were not recommended. Claudia Henschke, PhD, MD, and radiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City says, “This is a huge step. This is going to save lots of lives.”

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Mammogram Recall Rates Plummet With New Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

According to a recent study by the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., when mammography is combined with a new screening technology called Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), recall rates are reduced from 12 percent to 8.4 percent.

DBT is like conventional two-dimensional mammography in that it takes a picture of the breast tissue using radiation, but Tomosynthesis goes further to construct a three-dimensional image that can show layers or slices of the breast tissue.

Using Tomosynthesis, cancer detection was 5.7 per 1,000 women compared to 5.2 per 1,000 women who had digital mammography only. The only downside the researchers found was that DBT essentially doubled the radiation dose.

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